TITLE

NHTSA says, 'Give us a brake.'

AUTHOR(S)
Weber, Rick
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Trailer / Body Builders;Jan2007, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the truck industry's response to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its air-brake standard to reduce stopping distance of truck tractors by 20% to 30%. ArvinMeritor and Meritor WABCO officials believe that the stopping distance could be achieved by increasing the brake torque on just the steer axle.
ACCESSION #
24105732

 

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